A UN panel has found 'credible allegations' of war crimes committed by both sides as the long-running civil war drew to a close in May 2009.
From a giant "SOS" carved on the ground in Kyrgyzstan to mortar-shell spray in Sri Lanka, human rights can be served by a satellite "spy" camera for proof and prevention of atrocities.
Sri Lanka Tamils may have been freed from camps because of the politics surrounding upcoming elections as much as international pressure.
Sri Lanka promised to conduct its own human rights inquiry after the EU and US released reports on abuse last week. But critics say the government may whitewash its findings.
One of the few leaders remaining after the rebel group's defeat in Sri Lanka last month says the diaspora should continue the struggle peacefully with a 'transnational government.'
The military said it shot dead Vellipulai Prabhakaran Monday, a day after the rebels admitted defeat in their 26-year war.
The government says the war is in its last stages, as thousands of civilians remain trapped in the conflict zone.
The UN evacuated about 300 people Thursday but human rights groups say a humanitarian crisis is looming.